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Things to Remember On Aug 27

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HISTORICAL   EVENTS

1782 – Battle of the Combahee River near Beaufort, North Carolina, American abolitionist John Laurens is killed leading the charge.

1789 – French national Assembly issues the “Declaration of rights of man and Citizen”

1813 – Battle of Dresden Napoleon defeats Austrians

1828 – Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks.

1883 –  Krakatau volcano, west of Java in Indonesia, erupts with a force of 1300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000  people

1896 – Britain defeats Zanzibar in a 38 – minute war (9:02 AM – 9:40 AM) shortest recorded war in history.  

1928 – 16 die in a NYC subway’s 2nd worst accident

1948 – 102 degree F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August

1955 – Guinness Book of World records 1st published.

1964 – Walt Disney’s “Mary Pop pins” directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke premiers in los Angeles

1977  – “Chicago” closes at 46th St Theatre NYC after 947 performances.  

1991 – Moldavia declares independence from USSR

1995 – Worst fire in New  York in 80 years ends after 4 days.

2008 – Barrack Obama becomes the first African – American to be nominated by a major political party for president  of the United States.

SCIENCE

1783 – First hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches an altitude of 900m

1918 – Spanish flu arrives in Boston, beginning of the second wave and deadliest wave in the US

1950 – 1st transmission of a TV programme from continental Europe shown on BBC

1958 – US performs nuclear test at south Atlantic ocean.

1958 – USSR launches Sputnik 3 with two dogs aboard.

1985 – 20th space Shuttle Mission (51-I)- Discovery 6 Launched

2012 – first interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the mars rover curiosity.

SPORTS

1869 – 1st international boat race (river Thomas, Oxford beats Harvard)

1908 – Calgary city Rugby Football club re-organizes as the Tigers.

1910 – using twenty 137,000 candle power arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at white sax park

1969 – Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two over’s)

1985 – Mary Joe Fernandez at 14 years 8 days old become youngest player to win at the US tennis Open; beats England’s  Sara  Gomer 6-1, 6-4  in a 1st round match

2015 –  15th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the men’s 200m gold to his 100m win.

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